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On 3/11/2022 at 8:21 PM, Macnamara said:

A Pirate Perspective pt 3

I walked past some playing fields today that were not being used and were surrounded by green areas with no one using them and thought about how that land could be a community garden or allotments that would not only engage many people but also provide a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables. Much of the nutritional value of fruit and veg is lost through transit so FRESH fruit and veg is the best for you. As our government seeks to advance its globalist links and bring food from around the world that has to travel far and will therefore lose nutritional value so this is something important to consider if we want good health as a nation.

Fruit and vegetables sold in the UK are 'half as nutritious' as 80 years ago due to depleted levels of iron, magnesium, sodium and copper, study shows

  • Nutrients in 28 types of fruit and veg sold in 1940, 1991 and 2019 were examined
  • Analysis revealed average levels of sodium fell by 52 per cent over the period
  • Iron fell by 51%, copper by 49%, magnesium by 10% and potassium by 5%
  • Ministers being called on to regularly monitor fruit and veg nutritional quality

By Shaun Wooller Health Correspondent For The Daily Mail

Published: 02:10 BST, 23 April 2022 | Updated: 08:15 BST, 23 April 2022

A greater reliance on imported produce and a shift to industrial agriculture and higher-yielding varieties may be to blame. 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10745283/Fruit-vegetables-sold-UK-half-nutritious-80-years-ago-study-shows.html

 

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Reuters and the Associated Press are owned by the Rothschild Family

Posted by EU Times on Mar 29th, 2009

The House of Rothschild bought Reuters news service in the 1800's. Within the last 20 years, Reuters bought the Associated Press. Now the Elite own the two largest wire services in the world, where most newspapers get their news. The Rothschilds have control of all three U.S. Networks, plus other aspects of the recording and mass media industry according to research by Eustice Mullins in his book 'Who Owns the TV Networks'.

https://www.eutimes.net/2009/03/reuters-and-the-associated-press-are-owned-by-the-rothschild-family/

Rothschild Asset Management Inc ownership in TRI / Thomson Reuters Corp.

https://fintel.io/so/us/tri/rothschild-asset-management

The document that reveals the remarkable tactics of trans lobbyists

2 December 2019
 
A great deal of the transgender debate is unexplained. One of the most mystifying aspects is the speed and success of a small number of small organisations in achieving major influence over public bodies, politicians and officials. How has a certain idea taken hold in so many places so swiftly?

Well, thanks to the legal website Roll On Friday, I have now seen a document that helps answer that question.

The document is the work of Dentons, which says it is the world’s biggest law firm; the Thomson Reuters Foundation, an arm of the old media giant that appears dedicated to identity politics of various sorts; and the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Youth & Student Organisation (IGLYO). Both Dentons and the Thomson Reuters Foundation note that the document does not necessarily reflect their views.

The report is called 'Only adults? Good practices in legal gender recognition for youth'. Its purpose is to help trans groups in several countries bring about changes in the law to allow children to legally change their gender, without adult approval and without needing the approval of any authorities. 'We hope this report will be a powerful tool for activists and NGOs working to advance the rights of trans youth across Europe and beyond,' says the foreword.

In short, this is a handbook for lobbying groups that want to remove parental consent over significant aspects of children’s lives. A handbook written by an international law firm and backed by one of the world’s biggest charitable foundations.

Among those techniques: 'Get ahead of the Government agenda.'...NGOs need to intervene early in the legislative process and ideally before it has even started. This will give them far greater ability to shape the government agenda and the ultimate proposal than if they intervene after the government has already started to develop its own proposals.'

Anyway, here’s another tip from the document: 'Tie your campaign to more popular reform.'

For example:

'In Ireland, Denmark and Norway, changes to the law on legal gender recognition were put through at the same time as other more popular reforms such as marriage equality legislation. This provided a veil of protection, particularly in Ireland, where marriage equality was strongly supported, but gender identity remained a more difficult issue to win public support for.'

Another recommendation is even more revealing: 'Avoid excessive press coverage and exposure.'

A major international law firm has helped write a lobbying manual for people who want to change the law to prevent parents having the final say about significant changes in the status of their own children. That manual advises those lobbying for that change to hide their plans behind a 'veil' and to make sure that neither the media nor the wider public know much about the changes affecting children that they are seeking to make. Because if the public find out about those changes, they might well object to them.

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-document-that-reveals-the-remarkable-tactics-of-trans-lobbyists

 

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On 10/13/2020 at 9:23 PM, Macnamara said:

Who funds the riotous American left & why? The globalist billionaire class, which uses it to build corporate socialism

Michael Rectenwald

is an author of ten books, including the most recent, Beyond Woke. He was Professor of Liberal Arts at NYU from 2008 through 2019. Follow him on Twitter @TheAntiPCProf

12 Oct, 2020 15:43
 

And what is corporate socialism? Corporate socialism is not merely government bailouts for corporations. It is a two-tiered system of ‘actually-existing socialism’ on the ground, paralleled by a set of corporate monopolies on top. (‘Actually-existing socialism’ is a pejorative term used mostly by dissidents in socialist countries to refer to what life was really like under socialism, rather than in the perfidious books of Marx and his epigones.)

Wealth for the few, ‘economic equality’ under reduced conditions for the many – corporate socialism is a form of neo-feudalism.

In Wall Street and FDR, historian Anthony C Sutton described corporate socialism, as developed in the 19thth century, and distinguished it from state socialism, as follows: “[The] robber baron schema is also, under different labels, the socialist plan. The difference between a corporate state monopoly and a socialist state monopoly is essentially only the identity of the group controlling the power structure. The essence of socialism is monopoly control by the state using hired planners and academic sponges. On the other hand, Rockefeller, Morgan, and their corporate friends aimed to acquire and control their monopoly and to maximize its profits through influence in the state political apparatus; this, while it still needs hired planners and academic sponges, is a discreet and far more subtle process than outright state ownership under socialism…We call this phenomenon of corporate legal monopoly – market control acquired by using political influence – by the name of corporate socialism.”

 

What Sutton calls corporate socialism might otherwise be called ‘corporate-run socialism’ or ‘socialist capitalism’.

For both state socialists and corporate socialists, the free market is the enemy. They both seek to eliminate it. The free market threatens the system of state control in the case of state socialism. In the case of corporate socialism, the free market represents an impediment to the unhampered accumulation of wealth. The corporate socialists do not mean to eliminate profit. Quite to the contrary, they mean to increase it and keep it all to themselves.

To ensure and appreciate profits to the fullest, corporate socialists seek to eliminate competition and the free market. As Sutton wrote, for the 19th-century corporate socialists: “The only sure road to the acquisition of massive wealth was monopoly: drive out your competitors, reduce competition, eliminate laissez-faire, and above all get state protection for your industry through compliant politicians and government regulation.”

The difference between state socialism and corporate-run socialism, then, is merely that a different set of monopolists are in control. Under state socialism, the monopoly is held by the state. Under corporate socialism, the monopolists are giant corporations. But both political economies are characterized by monopoly.

And both systems use socialist-communist ideology – or the recent incarnations, ‘social justice’ or ‘woke’ ideology – to advance their agendas. For corporate socialists, corporate monopoly is the desired end and socialist ideology is among the means.

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/503267-american-left-corporate-socialism/

The Great Reset VII: Capitalism for the Rich and Socialism for the Poor

April 21, 2022

Capitalism is the ethical system that respects property rights, beginning with the property in people’s bodies, while socialism is the unethical aggression against property rights, including aggression against ownership in people’s bodies. Without property in one’s body, one is a slave.

Based on “the private ownership of the means of production,” capitalism simply entails the following: 1) persons own their own bodies and can do whatever they want with their bodies, as long as they do not trespass against another’s bodily or other property; 2) whatever persons create with otherwise unclaimed resources or resources for which they have contracted, whenever such action does not entail aggression against another person’s property, becomes their property; 3) the protection of property rights and unfettered exchange, an increasing division of labor, increasing wealth production, and overall improved social welfare.

In short, everything that is taught about capitalism and socialism, like most everything else that is taught in general, is the inverse of the truth.

What is true of political capitalists, however—that is, those who curry favor with the state—is that they seek profit while reducing or eliminating risk, and they pursue state favoritism to gain it. But make no mistake, capitalists of whatever stripe undertake their activities in search of profits. Why then would political capitalists want socialism for themselves and capitalism for others? The short answer is that they don’t. They want capitalism for themselves and socialism for others. That is, they want to monopolize for-profit production by eliminating the property of others while reducing or eliminating their own risk.

In fact, the whole objective of what has been called the Great Reset is the exact inverse of the formula “socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor.” The Great Reset represents an attempt on the part of a protected class of elite capitalists to form cartels and seek state favoritism to establish capitalism for themselves while effectively consigning the vast majority to socialism. This explains why capitalist corporations, in conjunction with propagandists at the World Economic Forum, are spouting social democratic socialist rhetoric and ideology and pushing a social democratic socialist agenda.

read full piece here: https://www.activistpost.com/2022/04/the-great-reset-vii-capitalism-for-the-rich-and-socialism-for-the-poor.html

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On 10/15/2020 at 12:47 AM, Macnamara said:

So:

 

-crush the publics wealth and employment to force millions onto universal basic income handouts from the state (these will become digital)

-lockdown everyone and restrict all movement

-cause food shortages and breakdowns in law and order

-offer a path out of all of this hardship in the form of debt relief for everyone on the condition that they accept the vaccine which will contain nanotechnology that has an undisclosed function

-once the unvaccinated become a minority, throw them into concentration camps until they agree to be vaccinated or they die

 

Yeah that all sounds about right

Will There Be Mass Famines This Year?

By Noah Carl  /  22 April 2022

Well, the first major culprit is the pandemic, and more specifically lockdowns, which caused immense disruption to global supply chains. (Note: since the chart above is based on inflation-adjusted prices, the changes can’t be explained by loose monetary policy.)

The second major culprit is the war in Ukraine, which has put substantial upward pressure on food prices since February. Ukraine and Russia are major supplies of not only wheat, but also sunflower oil and fertilizer.

The combination of sanctions, disruptions caused by the conflict itself, and Russia’s self-imposed export ban, has reduced the volume of exports reaching global markets. And these effects have been compounded by the rising cost of natural gas – a major input to fertilizer production.

The resulting uptick in global food prices has the potential to cause famines throughout North Africa, the Middle East, and other regions that are heavily dependent on wheat imports. The UN’s World Food Programme has warned that 2022 will be a year of “catastrophic hunger”.

“Pockets of famine” have already been reported in Somalia, a country that typically imports 100% of its wheat from Ukraine and Russia.

It’s possible that widespread famine can be averted if more crops are planted in countries with extra capacity, to compensate for the loss of exports from Ukraine and Russia. However, with the price of fertilizer as high as it is, alternative supplies are by no means guaranteed.

All of which raises the question: why did the West not seek a diplomatic solution as soon as the war in Ukraine began? Yes, this could be seen as ‘rewarding Putin’s aggression’, but the costs of ‘not feeding millions of people’ could be much greater. Add the risks of nuclear escalation, and the West’s current approach becomes increasingly hard to understand.

https://dailysceptic.org/2022/04/22/will-there-be-mass-famines-this-year/

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On 4/15/2022 at 9:42 PM, Macnamara said:

Absolutely. Lets consider a possible scenario:

2. False flag claims of 'chemical warfare' and 'atrocities' sees greater involvement in Ukraine by british military forces. 'right wing' elements ie anyone who questions the official narratives of anything, then, in the new heightened state of tension become re-framed as 'domestic terrorists' and cast as the new bogeyman to be fought against in the ongoing and ever morphing 'war on terror'

3. A new global social contract is rolled out by the globalist elites to recruit and galvanise everyone not branded as a 'domestic terrorist' to form a giant coalition of the willing in the 'war against terror'

The U.K. Is Dragging The U.S. Into WWIII In Ukraine

 

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The Illusion of Freedom: We’re Only as Free as the Government Allows

Posted by John Whitehead

Posted on 27 April 2022

Freedom no longer means what it once did.

This holds true whether you’re talking about the right to criticize the government in word or deed, the right to be free from government surveillance, the right to not have your person or your property subjected to warrantless searches by government agents, the right to due process, the right to be safe from militarized police invading your home, the right to be innocent until proven guilty and every other right that once reinforced the founders’ belief that this would be “a government of the people, by the people and for the people.”

Not only do we no longer have dominion over our bodies, our families, our property and our lives, but the government continues to chip away at what few rights we still have to speak freely and think for ourselves.

My friends, we’re being played for fools.

On paper, we may be technically free.

In reality, however, we are only as free as a government official may allow.

We only think we live in a constitutional republic, governed by just laws created for our benefit.

Truth be told, we live in a dictatorship disguised as a democracy where all that we own, all that we earn, all that we say and do—our very lives—depends on the benevolence of government agents and corporate shareholders for whom profit and power will always trump principle. And now the government is litigating and legislating its way into a new framework where the dictates of petty bureaucrats carry greater weight than the inalienable rights of the citizenry.

With every court ruling that allows the government to operate above the rule of law, every piece of legislation that limits our freedoms, and every act of government wrongdoing that goes unpunished, we’re slowly being conditioned to a society in which we have little real control over our lives.

In this way, we have created a welfare state, a nanny state, a police state, a surveillance state, an electronic concentration camp—call it what you will, the meaning is the same: in our quest for less personal responsibility, a greater sense of security, and no burdensome obligations to each other or to future generations, we have created a society in which we have no true freedom.

Government surveillance, police abuse, SWAT team raids, economic instability, asset forfeiture schemes, pork barrel legislation, militarized police, drones, endless wars, private prisons, involuntary detentions, biometrics databases, free speech zones, etc.: these are mile markers on the road to a fascist state where citizens are treated like cattle, to be branded and eventually led to the slaughterhouse.

Freedom, or what’s left of it, is being threatened from every direction. The threats are of many kinds: political, cultural, educational, media, and psychological. However, as history shows us, freedom is not, on the whole, wrested from a citizenry. It is all too often given over voluntarily and for such a cheap price: safety, security, bread, and circuses.

https://davidicke.com/2022/04/27/the-illusion-of-freedom-were-only-as-free-as-the-government-allows/

 

 

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On 12/6/2020 at 8:19 PM, Macnamara said:

I'm telling ya, get rid of your smart phone! (but nobodys listening!)

This New Technology Will Dangerously Expand Government Spying On Citizens

Cell Phone Radiation Causing Spike In Alzheimer’s? And In Young People?

 

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There was some talk about an underwater detonation triggering the tsunami that passed over the top of the 10m high sea walls of fukashima so it is interesting to see this piece in the mail today about a russian nuke that detonates under water to create a tsunami!

 

It seems that when we say these things it is 'conspiracy theory' but when the corporate media says it then its 'news'. So i guess this once again raises the spectre of an orchestrated event at fukashima:

Russia's chief propagandist threatens to 'plunge Britain into the depths of the sea' with underwater Poseidon nuke that would trigger a 1,600ft radioactive tidal wave and wipe the UK off the map

  • Dmitry Kiselyov, known as 'Putin's mouthpiece', threatened the UK with Poseidon underwater nuclear bomb 
  • He claimed single bomb would trigger a 1,600ft radioactive tidal wave 'plunging Britain to the ocean's depths' 
  • Kiselyov justified the threat by falsely claiming Boris Johnson has threatened to nuke Russia, though in reality the threats are thought to be due to the UK's staunch support for Ukraine
  • State media threatened the UK with nukes several times last week, as Ukraine war goes against Russia's army

By Chris Pleasance and Will Stewart for MailOnline

Published: 08:36 BST, 2 May 2022 | Updated: 13:21 BST, 2 May 2022

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10774235/Ukraine-war-Russian-state-media-threatens-UK-underwater-nuke.html

 

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On 6/27/2021 at 12:43 PM, Macnamara said:

Strange military deaths part 8

His story comes to mind in the light of this recent episode of a british destroyer sailing into the black sea to test russian responses to an intrusion into what they would see as a buffer zone around their territory. Some have speculated that they are just poking the russian bear but I have wondered if there is something else going on for example perhaps their purpose is to drop something onto the sea bed for example a surveillance drone, spying device or even a weapon of some sort.

A story is in RT today about a document allegedly found by a member of the public at a bus stop that purports to show the pre-planning of the destroyers mission and the various reactions the russians might have to its presence near crimea. So this is all getting a bit cloak and dagger now as that information is clearly being seeded into the public eye. I personally am not convince that the russians are as independent of the western 5 eyes club of countries as the media likes to make out and I am open to the idea that this whole cold war style of tension may all be theatre to manipulate the public into a militarised mode of thinking (accepting of a more militarised society in order to face a percieved external threat).

 

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The Russian warship Moskva, the flagship of Russia's Black Sea Fleet, sank on 14 April 2022 during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Ukrainian officials said that their forces hit the ship with two R-360 Neptune anti-ship missiles, while Russia said it sank after a fire of unspecified origin in stormy seas.

The ship is the largest Russian warship to be sunk in wartime since the end of World War II and the first Russian flagship sunk since the 1905 Russo-Japanese War. Russia said that 396 crew members had been evacuated, with one sailor killed and 27 missing, but unverified reports of more casualties have surfaced.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinking_of_the_Moskva

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Biden sets up 'Disinformation Board' headed by Russia expert who called Hunter's laptop a 'Trump campaign product' and said she 'shudders to think' about Elon Musk taking over Twitter

  • The Department of Homeland Security set up a new Disinformation Governance Board to tackle misinformation in minority communities
  • It will operate under the Biden-era Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) and provide grants to help curb radicalization in the U.S.
  • Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas did not disclose any powers that would be granted but said it would also aim at election misinformation
  • Nina Jankowicz, a Russian disinformation expert, will head up the new board 
  • Jankowicz has previously questioned the validity of Hunter Biden's laptop, calling it 'a Trump campaign product'
  • She also told NPR last week that she 'shudders to think about' more free speech on social media platforms after Elon Musk bought Twitter

By Katelyn Caralle, U.S. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 22:57 BST, 27 April 2022 | Updated: 14:51 BST, 28 April 2022

President Biden has set up a 'disinformation' board headed-up by a woke so-called expert who's against free speech and tried to pour cold water on the Hunter laptop scandal. Nina Jankowicz will head The Department of Homeland Security's Disinformation Governance Board as executive director, Politico Playbook reported Wednesday morning.Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas did not disclose any powers that would be granted to the dystopian-sounding board while addressing lawmakers on Wednesday.He explained that the board would work to tackle disinformation ahead of the November midterms, particularly in Hispanic communities. 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10760907/Biden-starts-Disinformation-Board-led-Russia-expert-called-Hunters-laptop-Trump-product.html

The british equivalent has been up and running already for a while and the UK Column have covered the Integrity Initiative extensively:

Integrity Initiative: A Look Into the Deep State?

Sunday, 2nd December 2018

On the attendees list, Chris Donnelly did indeed identify himself as being a Senior Fellow at the Defence Academy of the UK. Daniel Lafayeedney did not: he identified himself as representing BICOM, the Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre, a pro-Israeli advocacy organisation with very close links to the UK Conservative Party via Poju Zabludovicz, BICOM’s founder and former chairman, who funded David Cameron’s Tory leadership campaign, as well as former BICOM board member Trevor Pears who also made donations to David Cameron and to Tory constituency offices in the run up to elections.

https://www.ukcolumn.org/article/integrity-initiative-look-deep-state

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Integrity Initiative: A Look Into the Deep State?

Sunday, 2nd December 2018

On the attendees list, Chris Donnelly did indeed identify himself as being a Senior Fellow at the Defence Academy of the UK. Daniel Lafayeedney did not: he identified himself as representing BICOM, the Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre, a pro-Israeli advocacy organisation with very close links to the UK Conservative Party via Poju Zabludovicz, BICOM’s founder and former chairman, who funded David Cameron’s Tory leadership campaign, as well as former BICOM board member Trevor Pears who also made donations to David Cameron and to Tory constituency offices in the run up to elections.

https://www.ukcolumn.org/article/integrity-initiative-look-deep-state

 

Tnanks for this. If anyone who follows David, wishes to understand the close detail, as it emerges , in order to verify almost everything DI claims, then there is no better source for me than UK column.

They put the flesh on the bones so to speak. It also appears increasingly clear to me, that even such strictly fact -driven analysers of information are having to tip their hats to David , as  they continue to  witness  everything he talks about in broader stokes evolving in hard evidence, in front of their very eyes.

 

Todays UK column.

 

https://www.ukcolumn.org/ukcolumn-news/uk-column-news-2nd-may-2022

 

 

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5 minutes ago, MarcusOmouse said:

 even such strictly fact -driven analysers of information are having to tip their hats to David , as  they continue to  witness  everything he talks about in broader stokes evolving in hard evidence, in front of their very eyes.

 

intuition will always outpace reason

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On 4/15/2022 at 9:42 PM, Macnamara said:

Absolutely. Lets consider a possible scenario:

 

1. Elon Musk's takeover of twitter to boost 'freedom of speech' sees an upswing in alleged 'far right' postings that create a heightened societal tension

 

2. False flag claims of 'chemical warfare' and 'atrocities' sees greater involvement in Ukraine by british military forces. 'right wing' elements ie anyone who questions the official narratives of anything, then, in the new heightened state of tension become re-framed as 'domestic terrorists' and cast as the new bogeyman to be fought against in the ongoing and ever morphing 'war on terror'

 

3. A new global social contract is rolled out by the globalist elites to recruit and galvanise everyone not branded as a 'domestic terrorist' to form a giant coalition of the willing in the 'war against terror' now waged against 'domestic terrorists' aka 'white supremacists' aka 'covid deniers' aka 'climate deniers' aka 'anti-vaxxers' aka 'russian bots' aka 'conspiracy theorists' aka 'anti-mass immigration'

 

4. Universal basic income to buy the silence and complicity of the emerging global citizenry

 

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The Anxiety Pandemic Created by SAGE’s Project Fear

here follows a guest post by Dr. Mark Stephen Nesti, a Chartered Psychologist, Consultant Performance Psychologist and former Associate Professor of Psychology in Sport, who is very concerned about the long term ramifications of the societal anxiety deliberately generated during the pandemic to increase compliance. He is author of Meaning and Spirituality in Sport and Exercise – Psychological Perspectives.

 

The acceptance of the centrality of free will in defining human beings means that choice and individual initiative must always be at the forefront of any proposed plan of action. It is well known that anxiety accompanies choice; indeed, even to think about the possibility of having a choice will cause anxiety, sometimes alongside excitement if it’s something we like. We are now facing a future where many people are afraid to think for themselves in the hope that they can avoid existential anxiety. But the tragedy and beauty of the human condition is that we are unable to escape from the need to choose. The solution to reducing anxiety is for people to reject fear and take back their freedom to think and act. If the last two years has taught us anything, it must be that the answer can never be to give away our freedom to others to think for us, no matter their expertise or qualifications. And what’s worse, such an anxiety avoidance strategy only deepens the anxiety, sometimes to the point that even the most insignificant of choices and decisions can’t be faced. The repercussions of this type of anxiety at an individual and society level should worry us all.

https://dailysceptic.org/2022/05/05/the-anxiety-pandemic-created-by-sages-project-fear/

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On 4/4/2022 at 12:11 AM, Macnamara said:

 

Ok so do we believe that nature has a kind of sorting hat which gives each person their traits as they leave the womb door and that then dictates whether or not they will have the mental capacity to see through the deceptions or is it possible to cultivate such capacities?

 

Will there always be the same percentage of the gullible and the alert within a society or are those things mutable depending on what tools people are equipped with? In our society are people taught to think critically or are they dumbed down?

I reckon its a bit of both. Just like the serial killer, nature or nurture discussion. I think it possible to a WOW moment as well as knowing from birth. 

As you can see I'm a right fence sitter

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On 5/2/2022 at 4:43 PM, Macnamara said:

There was some talk about an underwater detonation triggering the tsunami that passed over the top of the 10m high sea walls of fukashima so it is interesting to see this piece in the mail today about a russian nuke that detonates under water to create a tsunami!

 

It seems that when we say these things it is 'conspiracy theory' but when the corporate media says it then its 'news'. So i guess this once again raises the spectre of an orchestrated event at fukashima:

 

speaking of fukushima....one more reason to grow your own food:

The nuclear option! Boris Johnson tucks into popcorn from Fukushima with Japanese PM as ban is LIFTED on radioactive fish and vegetables from near disaster nuclear plant

  • Since the 2011 disaster the FSA has restricted 23 farm products including fish
  • A total of 300,000 people evacuated the Fukushima area after a 9.0 earthquake
  • PM Boris Johnson and Japanese leader Fumio Kishida shared some popcorn to mark the end of restrictions of trade between Fukushima and Great Britain

By Lizzie May For Mailonline

Published: 11:23 BST, 6 May 2022 | Updated: 12:02 BST, 6 May 2022

Food from near the old nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan, is now free to be sold in Britain after the ban stopping the radioactive fish and vegetables has now been lifted.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10788857/British-ban-lifted-radioactive-fish-vegetables-Fukushima.html

 

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Economic World War: Who Benefits And How Much Time Is Left?

 

 

May 6, 2022

In my article Order out of Chaos: How the Ukraine Conflict Is Designed to Benefit Globalists, I outlined the many factors that connect the Kremlin to globalist institutions like the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), elitists like Henry Kissinger and international banks like Goldman Sachs. The reality is, Russia has long been attached to globalist interests and this is not going to change because of the war in Ukraine, just as it did not change after Russia annexed Crimea.

China is, of course, even worse when it comes to collusion with globalist institutions. The nation accrued trillions of dollars in debt because this is a prerequisite for joining the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket of currencies. Yes, China went from being a nation of minimal debt to being trillions in the red just because the IMF demands “liquidity” for a nation’s currency and bond instruments to be considered viable for their global centralization initiative. This is not the behavior of a country that is anti-globalist.

Russia and China, for example, have been developing bilateral trade meant to cut out the U.S. dollar for many years. Russia is resource-rich, and China has the world’s largest manufacturing and export base. An alliance makes perfect economic sense, and this is what has happened.

Only weeks before the invasion of Ukraine, Russia signed a 30-year oil and gas contract with China worth hundreds of billions of dollars. This deal coincides with the construction of a major pipeline from Russia to China which will be completed by 2025.

India also made arrangements for increased oil shipments from Russia, and will pay without the dollar (formerly the world’s sole petro-currency). Furthermore, the promise of lower prices while the rest of the oil world is experiencing rapid inflation in energy prices is highly tempting for those purchasing oil, natural gas or coal from Russia.

The other nations of the BRICS bloc (Brazil, India, China and South Africa) have all been highly active in trade with Russia despite western sanctions and the removal of Russian banks from the SWIFT international payments network. This is exactly what I predicted would happen many years ago.

A significant part of the WEF’s Great Reset agenda and the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights global digital currency initiative require the end of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. This is a process the globalists have been talking about openly for some time. It’s not “conspiracy theory,” it is conspiracy reality. The IMF has argued on many occasions that the global currency framework must be “managed” by a centralized entity that can prevent national governments from exploiting currency trade for their own ends, and this includes digital currencies.

The stage is already set for this narrative. The U.S. will be painted as an example of why nationalism is a “path to disaster” and why no single nation should be trusted with so much power in the form of a world reserve currency. That kind of power tempts governments not only into excessive money creation and debt-financed spending sprees. New money is fabricated to pay for old debts, thus debasing and degrading the dollar’s purchasing power worldwide (also known as inflation).

Globalists claim it is better for there to be no sovereignty, no groups and no differing ideas. “We need one homogeneous global collective with a single hive mind,” goes the argument, “so that no conflict ever happens.” Of course, they get to have their own group, and that group intends to garner all the benefits of the crisis and the power that will be derived from the panic.

https://www.activistpost.com/2022/05/economic-world-war-who-benefits-and-how-much-time-is-left.html

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Scota....you just can't make this stuff up

 

On 12/31/2021 at 12:39 AM, Macnamara said:

One issue i would raise about that video though is that Alex says that David Scott says that the scots don't need any help [from the jews] in being immoral but i would contest that assertion

 

My view of scotlands upper echelons is that they are heavily influenced by knights templar bloodlines (now operating through freemasonry) who were crypto-jewish bloodlines of ceremonial magicians (kabbalists)

 

Edward I of england kicked the jews out of england and many of them fled to scotland where they were given a safe haven. Some remained in england but became crypto-jews by outwardly professing christianity but behind doors maintained their kabbalistic practices, but many simply moved north of the border to scotland.

 

Scotland had prior to that become a safe haven for knights templar who fled persecution in france. There is an old legend in scotland that the templars moved their wealth out of their paris vault before the french kings men could grab it as they had been tipped off about the coming lockdown. They took the treasure to the port of la rochelle and sailed to scotland. In scotland Robert the bruce had gained the throne with the backing of the templars who some believe formed the last minute charge of reinforcements at bannockburn that turned the tide of battle.

 

The bruce had been excommunicated from the catholic church for stabbing his rival, Comyn, to death in greyfriars kirk and as that was murder on holy ground he was kicked out of the church and by extension scotland was excommunicated too as he was its monarch. This made scotland into a favoured destination for all of those who wanted to be outside of the churches influences including jews and occultists

 

What happened to the templar gold? Well if you are the jewish spoon bender yuri geller then you would believe that it was buried on one of the small islands in the mouth of the forth (he bought one of them) but some believe that the money was used by bruce who famously went from being broke and in hiding in a cave where a spider spurred him on with its tenacity, to suddenly fielding an army strong enough to defeat the english near stirling.

 

Uri Geller praises kayakers who spent a year tracking down lone rat on Scottish island which he bought for £30,000 because he thought Tutankhamen's sister buried treasure there

  • Israeli-British self-proclaimed psychic purchased Lamb Island, in the Firth of Forth, in 2009 
  • Cutlery-curling telepath is convinced it is home to treasure buried by the pharaoh's half-sister, Scota
  • Volunteers from Lothian Sea Kayak Club traced down rat after spotting it on a motion-triggered camera; it ate poison from trap and is missing presumed dead

By Nick Enoch for MailOnline

Published: 18:31 BST, 7 May 2022 | Updated: 22:54 BST, 7 May 2022

The Israeli-British self-proclaimed psychic purchased Lamb Island, in the Firth of Forth, in 2009 for £30,000 after becoming convinced that it was home to treasure buried by Pharaoh Tutankhamen's half-sister, Scota

Lamb Island is one of three rocky outcrops which mirror the layout of the Pyramids at Giza, near Cairo - and Geller believes in a legend which points to the exiled Egyptian princess as having hidden treasure on it. 

Speaking on urigeller.com about his love of Lamb Island, the illusionist said: 'The connection has been known for centuries. 

'You can read about it in a 15th century manuscript called the Scotichronicon, by the Abbot of Inchcolm, Walter Bower. 

'This island has links not only to the pyramids, but to King Arthur, King Robert the Bruce and to the ancient Kings of Ireland too. 

'It might seem forbidding, and it is certainly uninhabitable, but it is also one of the keystones to British mythology, and I am thrilled to be its owner.'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10792697/Uri-Gellers-Scottish-island-finally-rid-solitary-rat.html?fr=operanews

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Did we ever really leave the EU?

 

Many british people voted to leave the EU because it was becoming clear that the whole purpose of the EU was to destroy national sovereignty in order to merge all european countries into one superstate with a single army and single government and single currency. This obviously moves power further away from the common people and makes power even less accountable then it already is.

 

One method that was being used to dissolve national identity was MASS immigration and the french yellow vest movement was created out of the frustration of working french people who were being heavily taxed to pay for the migrants being flooded into france.

 

Brexit was supposed to restore british borders to prevent the flow of illegal migrants into britain but instead we have seen the 'conservative' (globalists in disguise) government using the lifeboat rescue service and the border patrol as a taxi service to shuttle migrants over the english channel whilst the french authorities turned a blind eye. Clearly the globalist elites had no intention of halting illegal immigration and now they are trying to absorb britain back into another globalist structure that will destroy national sovereignty and remove decision making further and further from the british people on the street:

EU border chief quits in frustration over 'pro-migrant politicians and NGOs' stopping his men from doing their job

  • Fabrice Leggeri, 54, stepped down as head of the EU's Frontex migrant agency
  • He was accused of overseeing illegal pushbacks of migrants entering Europe
  • The Frenchman had a history of criticising pro-migrant NGOs and campaigners 

By Jack Newman For Mailonline

Published: 09:29 BST, 10 May 2022 | Updated: 09:40 BST, 10 May 2022

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10800351/EU-border-chief-quits-frustration-pro-migrant-politicians-NGOs.html

The dawn of EU lite? Macron invites Britain to join an alternative 'European political community' with 'full political integration'... one-and-a-half years after Brexit became official

By Peter Allen For Mail Online

Published: 21:07 BST, 9 May 2022 | Updated: 09:29 BST, 10 May 2022

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10798859/Macron-invites-Britain-join-alternative-European-political-community.html

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The Brain Bomb

 

At the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory an RF frequency weapon was produced that could melt the brains of a target enemy through the use of a huge pulse of low frequency RF energy. It may have been used against iraqi soldiers in the gulf war and something caused brain damage to 100 US soldiers when iranian missiles struck a US military base in response to the assassination of an iranian military chief.

Brain injuries in Iraq put attention on invisible war wounds

The spotlight on brain injuries suffered by American troops in Iraq this month is an example America's episodic attention to this type of war wound, even though it has affected hundreds of thousands over the past two decades

CNN: Electromagnetic Mind Control Weapons (2 of 2)

 

Electromagnetism

James Clerk Maxwell FRSE FRS (13 June 1831 – 5 November 1879) was a Scottish mathematician[1][2] and scientist responsible for the classical theory of electromagnetic radiation, which was the first theory to describe electricity, magnetism and light as different manifestations of the same phenomenon. Maxwell's equations for electromagnetism have been called the "second great unification in physics"[3] where the first one had been realised by Isaac Newton.

With the publication of "A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field" in 1865, Maxwell demonstrated that electric and magnetic fields travel through space as waves moving at the speed of light. He proposed that light is an undulation in the same medium that is the cause of electric and magnetic phenomena.[4] The unification of light and electrical phenomena led his prediction of the existence of radio waves. Maxwell is also regarded as a founder of the modern field of electrical engineering

He focused his attention on a problem that had eluded scientists for 200 years: the nature of Saturn's rings. It was unknown how they could remain stable without breaking up, drifting away or crashing into Saturn.[57] The problem took on a particular resonance at that time because St John's College, Cambridge had chosen it as the topic for the 1857 Adams Prize.[58] Maxwell devoted two years to studying the problem, proving that a regular solid ring could not be stable, while a fluid ring would be forced by wave action to break up into blobs. Since neither was observed, he concluded that the rings must be composed of numerous small particles he called "brick-bats", each independently orbiting Saturn.

Around 1862, while lecturing at King's College, Maxwell calculated that the speed of propagation of an electromagnetic field is approximately that of the speed of light. He considered this to be more than just a coincidence, commenting, "We can scarcely avoid the conclusion that light consists in the transverse undulations of the same medium which is the cause of electric and magnetic phenomena.

Working on the problem further, Maxwell showed that the equations predict the existence of waves of oscillating electric and magnetic fields that travel through empty space at a speed that could be predicted from simple electrical experiments; using the data available at the time, Maxwell obtained a velocity of 310,740,000 metres per second (1.0195×109 ft/s).[100] In his 1865 paper "A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field", Maxwell wrote, "The agreement of the results seems to show that light and magnetism are affections of the same substance, and that light is an electromagnetic disturbance propagated through the field according to electromagnetic laws".

Maxwell also introduced the concept of the electromagnetic field in comparison to force lines that Faraday described.[107] By understanding the propagation of electromagnetism as a field emitted by active particles, Maxwell could advance his work on light. At that time, Maxwell believed that the propagation of light required a medium for the waves, dubbed the luminiferous aether.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Clerk_Maxwell

 

Maxwell’s ‘Hidden’ Etheric Component

Evoked-potentials officially don’t exist in physics, but in 1873 a Scotsman, James Clerk Maxwell, discovered electromagnetic waves have 3 components:

He discovered waveforms which exist at a certain number of right-angled rotations away from the electromagnetic-field. These are hyperspacial components, not subject to constraints of time and space. He claimed that electromagnetic-radiation waves were carried by the ether and the ether was disturbed by magnetic lines of force. The hidden component is called only ‘potential’ now and not normally used except for covert hyperdimensional physics and to manipulate consciousness itself via electromagnetic-waves covering vast areas of the planet.

Approx. one person in 3000 is naturally sensitive to this magnetic-waveform component, the telepathic types (according to a writer called “Majix”), but we are all capable of tuning into this magnetic component by tuning our subconscious to it. Maxwell’s successors thought potentials were akin to mysticism, because they believed fields contain mass which cannot be created from apparently nothing, which is what potentials are, both literally and mathematically – they are an accumulation or reservoir of energy; but this hasn’t been taught in mainstream physics.

Thought Control

The researcher Majix says our brains are so sensitive that they are like liquid-crystal in response to the magnetic component of the earth.

We are sensitive to earth’s magnetic changes, changes in the ionospheric cavity and re-resonate those frequencies ourselves. We are incredibly complex, beyond comprehension and a type of biocosmic transducer. He adds:

“Physicists in Russia correlate the mean annual magnetic-activity, electro-magnetic and electro-static fields on human behavior and medical indications.They are similar to biorhythms.These magnetic frequencies can be manipulated. Our brain waves can mimic magnetic frequencies from very simple equipment at extremely low power levels. From half a second to 4 seconds later, the neurons and brainwaves are driven exclusively by the device, with power levels almost nonexistent. All one needs is a circularly polarized antenna aimed up at the ionospheric cavity and they can manipulate the moods of everyone within a 75 sq. mile area. The body picks up these “new” manipulated waves and begins to correspond immediately. “Sleep” frequency will make everyone become tired and sleep.”

https://tribulation-now.org/2010/08/29/elf-gwen-towers-mind-control-the-nine/

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CNN: Electromagnetic Mind Control Weapons (2 of 2)

 

Jewish scientist handing over state secrets to the communists:

Revealed: The top university physicist living in the quiet suburbs of Sheffield who sold Britain's nuclear secrets to Czech communist spies at the height of the Cold War

By Jake Ryan Home Affairs Correspondent For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 22:12 BST, 14 May 2022 | Updated: 22:39 BST, 14 May 2022

Professor Michael Stern handed agents from Czechoslovakia's secret police bundles of research papers as well as military and nuclear information over four years in the 1980s, according to documents unearthed in an archive in Prague.

The voluminous files running to more than 600 pages detail how Prof Stern passed over information on the 'military application of microwaves', a simulation programme for servicemen manning anti-aircraft installations and materials from the UK's Atomic Energy Authority

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10816855/The-physicist-living-quiet-suburbs-Sheffield-sold-Britains-nuclear-secrets.html

 

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World war 3?

 

Russia into Ukraine

china into taiwan?

Israel into Iran?

 

18 May, 2022 17:27

Israel to simulate attack on Iran – media

The exercises cover potential Iranian retaliation for the shelling of its nuclear facilities

For the first time, the Israeli Air Force’s (IAF) major ‘Chariots of Fire’ exercises will include practice drills for a “wide-scale strike in Iran,” the Times of Israel reported on Tuesday, citing sources.

The drills over the Mediterranean Sea will begin on May 29 during the fourth and final week of the month-long exercises. 

In light of growing uncertainty regarding a return by Iran to the 2015 nuclear deal, amid long-stalled negotiations with the United States, the Israel Defense Forces in the past year has ramped up its efforts to prepare a credible military threat against Tehran’s nuclear facilities,” the newspaper said.

https://www.rt.com/news/555712-israel-drill-iran-strike/

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World war 3?

 

Russia into Ukraine

china into taiwan?

Israel into Iran?

 

18 May, 2022 17:27

Israel to simulate attack on Iran – media

The exercises cover potential Iranian retaliation for the shelling of its nuclear facilities

For the first time, the Israeli Air Force’s (IAF) major ‘Chariots of Fire’ exercises will include practice drills for a “wide-scale strike in Iran,” the Times of Israel reported on Tuesday, citing sources.

The drills over the Mediterranean Sea will begin on May 29 during the fourth and final week of the month-long exercises. 

In light of growing uncertainty regarding a return by Iran to the 2015 nuclear deal, amid long-stalled negotiations with the United States, the Israel Defense Forces in the past year has ramped up its efforts to prepare a credible military threat against Tehran’s nuclear facilities,” the newspaper said.

https://www.rt.com/news/555712-israel-drill-iran-strike/

 

19 May, 2022 19:39

Ukraine conflict could spread – France

The French president views incidents in Transnistria as warning signs

French President Emmanuel Macron, citing recent incidents in Moldova’s breakaway region of Transnistria, sees a possibility of the Ukraine conflict spreading to neighboring countries.

Speaking at a press conference with his Moldovan counterpart Maia Sandu on Thursday, Macron said that Russia’s “unacceptable aggression” against Ukraine “poses a threat to stability for the whole region and, in particular, for Moldova.”

Over the last several weeks, Transnistria has reported numerous attacks from drones near its border with Ukraine. The self-proclaimed republic defined the mysterious incidents as acts of “terror.” From Macron’s point of view, these incidents “show that the spread of conflict to neighboring countries cannot be ruled out.”

The French president emphasized that his country is closely following the developments in the region and remains fully committed to “stability, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Moldova.”

Macron’s remarks echoed a similar statement by US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. Last month, the Pentagon chief, commenting on the Transnistria events, said that his country does not want to see “any spillover” of the conflict in Ukraine. Russia, whose peacekeeping force has been stationed in the breakaway region since the 1992 armistice froze the conflict with Chisinau, also said that it was “watching the situation very closely.

French President Emmanuel Macron, citing recent incidents in Moldova’s breakaway region of Transnistria, sees a possibility of the Ukraine conflict spreading to neighboring countries.

Speaking at a press conference with his Moldovan counterpart Maia Sandu on Thursday, Macron said that Russia’s “unacceptable aggression” against Ukraine “poses a threat to stability for the whole region and, in particular, for Moldova.”

Over the last several weeks, Transnistria has reported numerous attacks from drones near its border with Ukraine. The self-proclaimed republic defined the mysterious incidents as acts of “terror.” From Macron’s point of view, these incidents “show that the spread of conflict to neighboring countries cannot be ruled out.”

The French president emphasized that his country is closely following the developments in the region and remains fully committed to “stability, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Moldova.”

Macron’s remarks echoed a similar statement by US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. Last month, the Pentagon chief, commenting on the Transnistria events, said that his country does not want to see “any spillover” of the conflict in Ukraine. Russia, whose peacekeeping force has been stationed in the breakaway region since the 1992 armistice froze the conflict with Chisinau, also said that it was “watching the situation very closely.

https://www.rt.com/russia/555782-ukraine-conflict-can-spread/

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Criminal Investigation

 

After big events the state often holds an 'inquiry' such as the one currently looking at the governments handling of the covid casedemic or the hutton inquiry that looked into tony blair's war in iraq. It seems to me that these inquiries are really just an opportunity for the establishment to identify who knows what and what evidence exists out there in order that they may then suppress it and silence those people. In short they are exercises in damage limitation by ensuring that there is nothing concrete that would hold up in a court of law.

 

From a conspiracy perspective it is hard for most people to fathom explanations that are outside of their ken for example if you tell someone that 911 was an 'inside job' carried out to kick start a 'war on terror' that would allow the military industrial complex and the deep state that controls it to topple regimes in multiple countries so as to pave the way towards a 'new american century' (a zionist century) aka 'the new world order' then they just cannot get a handle on that. However if you talk to someone about such and such building burning down being an 'insurance job' they can laugh knowingly. So their mind can grasp conspiracy on the level of a criminal act relating to greed.

 

Modern buildings are not built with the lifespan of older stone structures and it is not just the steel frames that can be an issue but also the concrete foundations. Its said that when building 7 which was not struck by a plane collapsed on 911, Larry silverstein had said to 'pull it' indicating it was a demolition job which leads me to wonder if there is another angle to the world trade centre which would allow a criminal investigation to get its toe in the door, namely that there may have been some structural issue with the tower that would make it more profitable to demolish it.

 

Larry Silverstein, who held the lease for the world trade centre, did not go to the towers on the day of the attack, later claiming that his wife had reminded him that he had an appointment with his dermatologist that day. Silverstein had bought a 99 year lease for the towers just two months before the attack along with beefy insurance that covered terrorist attacks which paid out billions to him after the attacks. In fact he claimed the insurance twice as there were two attacks.

 

So one angle of investigation could be whether there were pre-existing structural issues to the tower that could lead a consortium lead by silverstein to deliberately demolish the three buildings that went down that day in such a way that enabled them to not only avoid demolition costs but also claim insurance pay outs. The same approach can be taken looking into the covid casedemic as clearly mind blowing profits have been made through the mass roll outs of jabs. Going after the profit-angle is an easier sell to the normies then the conspiracy-angle which tends to have multiple facets to it; its also makes a more compelling case in court as it provides a MOTIVE that most people can get a handle on.

 

Here are some interesting facts about the twin towers and their construction:

 

The World Trade Center's Construction: 8 Surprising Facts

To build the twin towers, architects and engineers employed innovative—and sometimes unproven—techniques and technology.

Sarah Pruitt

Aug 17, 2021

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In early 1962, when the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officially authorized a plan to build the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, it came just months after President John F. Kennedy announced the U.S. goal of sending astronauts to the moon. The vision for the seven-building complex—which would cost an estimated $470 million (more than $4 billion in today’s dollars) and include the two tallest buildings in the world—embodied that same brand of American optimism and ambition.

The twin 110-story towers at the heart of the World Trade Center were designed to surpass New York’s iconic Empire State Building—then the world’s tallest building. Building the new towers would marshal unprecedented levels of design innovation, engineering prowess—and breathtaking risk.

1. A little-known Japanese-American architect was chosen to design the World Trade Center.

Born into a poor family of Japanese immigrants in Seattle, Washington, Minoru Yamasaki put himself through college working in fish canneries in Alaska. He started his career in New York, working for the firm that built the Empire State Building, and rose to helm his own firm in Detroit. By 1962, when Yamasaki applied to design the World Trade Center, he had completed work on a single high-rise building: Detroit’s Michigan Consolidated Gas tower, which had just 30 stories.

The Port Authority chose Yamasaki based on his proposal to design a vast trade center that still had the intimate, human-focused qualities of his other designs. Tasked with building the world’s tallest building, Yamasaki settled on a design of two towers and five other buildings that would together comprise some 15 million square feet of office space.

2. The Empire State Building’s owner helped mount opposition to the World Trade Center project.

Perhaps motivated by self-interest as well as concern, a group of leading New York City real estate developers (unsuccessfully) challenged the Port Authority to scale down its proposal for the World Trade Center beginning in 1964. Led by Lawrence Wien, an owner of the Empire State Building, the Committee for a Reasonable World Trade Center joined a growing number of critics arguing that the twin towers would be unstable at such a massive height—and unsafe in the case of an airplane collision or fire. In 1968, Wien even took out a nearly full-page newspaper ad with an artist’s rendition of a commercial airplane about to fly straight into the upper stories of the North Tower.

3. To build a deep foundation that wouldn't be flooded by the nearby Hudson River, engineers used an innovative ‘slurry trench’ method.

Constructing what was then the tallest building in the world posed one of the most challenging foundation projects ever faced on the island of Manhattan. The chosen site for the project was built on landfill that had gradually extended the west side of Lower Manhattan into the Hudson some 700 feet over the centuries. Building the foundation of the twin towers required digging 70 feet to the bedrock and excavating more than 1 million cubic yards of dirt.

To avoid flooding the site, workers dug a 3,500-foot-long, three-foot-wide trench around the perimeter of the site (comprised of more than 150 22-foot-long sections) and filled it with a slurry made from water and bentonite, an absorbent type of clay. Because the slurry was denser than the dirt that surrounded it, it prevented the dirt from filling the trench. Steel cages some seven stories high and weighing 25 tons each were then lowered inside the trench panels and concrete poured around it, forcing the lighter slurry up and out. The completed foundation was commonly known as “the bathtub”—though it was a tub that kept water out, and not in.

4. The twin towers’ design provided stability from the outside in—without a forest of interior support columns.

Traditional skyscrapers owed their stability to a system of large vertical columns running through each floor at intervals of 15-30 feet, with the exterior walls providing little support on their own. But in order to open up the vast swaths of office space called for in the planned twin towers, engineers put the bulk of the buildings’ strength outside, essentially creating stiff tubes of heavy steel. The innovative design allowed for minimal columns inside, most of them clustered at the building’s center so as to maximize the amount of open space on each floor.

READ MORE: 5 Ways September 11 Changed America

5. Though made of super-strong steel, the towers were designed to sway in high winds.

The builders of the World Trade Center put extensive research into the effect of wind on the towers, commissioning one of the earliest wind tunnel studies for a skyscraper and performing perceptual tests disguised as eye exams on unsuspecting subjects to figure how much the building could sway in high winds without people noticing. To ultimately mitigate the wind’s effects, engineers distributed more than 10,000 “viscoelastic dampers”—made of a viscous but still flexible combination of metal, epoxy and polyacrylic glue—throughout each tower. With this cutting-edge shock absorbing system in place, the towers were designed to be able to sway up to three feet in either direction on a windy day.

6. To hoist hundreds of thousands of pounds of steel to dizzying heights, builders imported 'kangaroo' cranes.

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New York City, circa 1970: view from the Hudson River of the first tower of the World Trade Center under construction, with 'kangaroo' cranes. 

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In all, workers used some 200,000 tons of steel to construct the twin towers of the World Trade Center. But getting that steel to the top of the building during construction posed a thorny challenge, since the towers’ planned height topped even the world’s tallest cranes at the time. So engineers turned to an Australian-designed, self-contained crane nicknamed the “kangaroo crane” that used heavy-duty hydraulics to “jump” upward as many as three floors at a time as the towers rose.

7. The innovative elevator design drew inspiration from New York City's subway system.

With 110 stories in each tower, engineers faced the challenge of designing an elevator system that wouldn’t eat up a gigantic share of the available space inside the building. Their solution mimicked the city’s express and local subway system: They split the building into three zones, each served by an express elevator. People would get off at one of the building’s “sky lobbies,” then take local elevators to get to their desired floor. This system enabled engineers to use up far less space for elevator shafts, greatly increasing the amount of rentable space in each tower.

8. Using its exemption from local building codes, the Port Authority halved the number of stairwells in the towers.

In addition to the elevators, the decision to place the building’s staircases in the center of each tower was also designed to maximize open office space. At the time the World Trade Center was built, city building codes required six staircases for buildings of the towers’ height. But as an interstate agency, the Port Authority was exempt from such codes. It chose to follow a newer building code that required only three staircases, a decision that would have devastating consequences on 9/11. 

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https://www.history.com/news/world-trade-center-twin-towers-construction-facts

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